Beginning April 14, Coastal Community Health Services began caring for patients in an area that has never before had access to preventative and primary health care. Services are covered by Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. In addition, uninsured patients can receive reduced prices on a sliding scale program calculated on household income and family size.
Low cost services include care and treatment for acute illness, arthritis, asthma, high cholesterol, COPD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, diabetes, emphysema, family planning, heart disease, HIV-STDs, hypertension- high blood pressure, menopause care, minor laceration care, nebulizer treatments, pediatric illness and wellness, prenatal care, smoking cessation, vision and glasses, weight reduction, wellness exams and OB/GYN. The clinic also offers lab-testing with next day results and has reduced cost prescription drug and dental care programs.
The grand opening event is sponsored by The Village of Shellman Bluff, the new retail center which is home to the clinic. Speakers at the May 20th celebration, facility tour and dedication will include U.S. Cong. Buddy Carter and a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, both of whom were instrumental in securing federal funding for the clinic, as well as other local leaders and supporters. All of the McIntosh County community is invited to attend. Rep. Carter will allow time for reporter Q&A.
Coastal Community Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that offers a wide range of family practice healthcare, dental and vision services. The grand opening event, including all promotion for the event, was donated by The Village of Shellman Bluff.